My 12 Favourite Dog Toys

My 12 Favourite Dog Toys

On October 12th, we got an 11-week old Bernedoodle puppy. I was so excited my almost 40-year-old dream became true. What do puppies do when they are small? They play.

So I went to Amazon and started researching dog toys.

Below are some of my favourites:

Number 1: The Roadkill Toys For Dogs

All dogs love this toy. I learned about these fun tug-a-war toys when I went to agility with Cloe, our westie/bichon mix. She loved these fun squirrels, fox or raccoon squeaky. In those days, the fox I had became her most loved reward after running a successful agility course.

  • They are all without stuffing and non-toxic.
  • They are durable and your puppy or dog can even chew on them.
  • You can get them from Amazon for only $9.99.
  • Your dog will spend hours playing with them, so it is well worth it.

No Stuffing Dog Toys with Squeakers, Durable Stuffingless Plush Squeaky Dog Chew Toy Set ,Crinkle Dog Toy for Medium and Large Dogs, 5 Pack(Squirrel Raccoon Fox Skunk and Penguin), 24Inch


I also bought this version, and Sadie loves them. She plays with the Octopus a lot.

  • These toys are an Amazon choice
  • You can get them for $19.99
  • Here again, they are non-toxic and don't contain toxic stuffing either.
  • As you probably know, your puppy will try to eat anything, which can be detrimental to their health.


AWOOF Dog Toys No Stuffing, 5 Pack Dog Squeaky Toys Durable Dog Chew Toy Set for Puppy Small Medium Large Dog


Number 2: Squeaky Balls You Can Fill With Treats Or Food

I bought several versions of these balls. They keep our now almost 4-month-old puppy Sadie busy while I am working on my website.

  • There are 5 different dog toy balls in this pack. This way you give your dog more variety and fun.
  • They are all made of safe and non-toxic materials to ensure the health and safety of your dog.
  • The hollow IQ treat ball is our favourite. It keeps Sadie and Princess mentally and physically active. They love the treats that are being dispensed by this dog toy.
  • The chew toy ball is excellent for cleaning your puppy's teeth. It can be used as a puppy toothbrush.
  • There are a couple of squeaker balls. One of them will jump quite high and is ideal to play fetch with your ball.
  • The fifth one is a rubber bouncy ball. It is a full sphere ball that is perfect to play fetch with your dog on all terrains.
  • All balls are dishwasher safe and non-toxic.
  • This set of 5 different balls costs $ 11.58


Sunglow 5 Different Functions Interactive Dog Toy Balls for Small Dogs, Dog Puzzle Toys for Boredom, Durable Squeaky Balls IQ Treat Ball Dog Chew Toys, Nontoxic Bite Resistant Toy Balls Treat Dispenser


Number 3: Plush Squeaky Snail

When I unpacked this toy Sadie took it right away and played with it for quite a while. She still loves it today.

TOTARK Dog Puzzle Toys Interactive Dog Toys Snuffle Toys for Puzzle & Foraging Instinct Training, Interactive Plush Teething Toys for Stress Release Game for Boredom


Number 4: Kong

This toy is a great tool to get Sadie to eat her food slowly and keeps her busy for quite a while. We feed her raw homemade food.

  • This product is made in the US
  • It is on sale right now for $12.99 instead of $16.93 – However, depending on where you are you might be charged shipping.
  • We have had this toy for many years. Our other dog, Cloe, loved to eat peanut butter. So we filled her Kong with it once in a while.
  • Sadie loves to play fetch with it. It is so unpredictable where it jumps to. I think this is ideal to keep your puppy interested. and entertained.
  • Your dog can also use the Kong as a chew toy. It is very durable and non-toxic.
  • There is even a purple and softer version for senior dogs available.

KONG – Classic Dog Toy, Durable Natural Rubber- Fun to Chew, Chase and Fetch – for Large Dogs



Number 5: Interactive Treat Puzzle For Advanced Puppies

This is Sadie's favourite puzzle. I bought her several different kinds. She outgrew three of them very quickly, and one of them is still too difficult for her. This one she loves. I fill it while she is in her crate with an open door beside me. Then I cover it with some toys.

Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Worker Green Interactive Treat Puzzle Dog Toy


I also bought this one for her. However, it is quite a bit more difficult, so I have to help her.

Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Worker Green Interactive Treat Puzzle Dog Toy, Blue, 1 Count (Pack of 1)


Number 6: Snuffle Mat

This mat is a must-have, in my opinion. Sadie plays with it and even sleeps on it once she gets tired from playing. There are many different types of snuffle mats. You might want to choose a different one depending on the size of your dog.

AWOOF Pet Snuffle Mat for Dogs, Interactive Feed Game for Boredom, Encourages Natural Foraging Skills for Cats Dogs Bowl Travel Use, Dog Treat Dispenser Indoor Outdoor Stress Relief


Number 7: Advanced Snuffle Mat With 5 Puzzles

This one keeps Sadie busy for a long time. I hide toys and treats in the different pockets. I love this one too. It is an excellent puppy-sitter.

Sniffiz SmellyMatty Snuffle Mat for Dogs – Interactive Food IQ Enrichment Toy (Large Nosework Blanket) – Mind STIMULATING Games with Stress Relief for Boredom (Snuffle Mat with 5 Puzzles)


Number 8: Luminous Elastic Squeaker Balls

These balls are especially fun to play with now, when it is dark longer in the morning and dark earlier at night. Sadie loves them, and they are fun for me too.

Pack of 6 Luminous Elastic Ball Squeaker Dog Toy Ball Small 2.5″


Number 9: Treat Puzzle For Puppies

I bought this one for Sadie when she was only 11 weeks old. It kept her busy for a few weeks. Now she is bored with it. However, we had an adult dog visiting us the other day, and he didn't really know how to use it yet. He had never seen a toy like this one.

Dog Puzzle Toys Puppy, Interactive Puzzle Game Dog Toy, Treat Dispenser for Dogs Training Funny Feeding, ABS Colorful Design Slow Feeder to Aid Pets Digestion (Blue)


Number 10: Treat Puzzle For Puppies, Advanced

This is another puzzle I bought. It is more advanced and a lot of fun for our puppy. It is on sale right now. I paid $24.99 for it. Now Amazon sells it for $7.99.

Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Dog Brick Interactive Treat Puzzle Dog Toy, Intermediate


Number 11: Tricky Treat Ball

We recently got this one, and it is a full success. Today we had our neighbours' puppy visiting, and the two played very nicely with it.

Omega Paw Tricky Treat Ball


Number 12: Dog Chew Toy With Squeaker And Treat Dispensing

I just found this one on Amazon. I am going to get it for our puppy for sure. It looks like a lot of fun.

Dog Chew Toys for Aggressive Chewers, Interactive Chew Toy Ball with Rope for Dogs Teeth Cleaning, Natural Rubber Durable Dog Toys for Small to Large Dogs, Teething Toys for Puppies (Green)

I trust you enjoyed this article about My 12 Favourite Dog Toys. Please stay tuned for more blog posts to come shortly.




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